Poor university student here. I have free gigabit internet provided by the university (BSNL) in my dorm room. Unfortunately, it’s heavily filtered and random websites are blocked out of the blue. I also suspect they might as well be maintaining logs considering their weird rules and restrictions. Decided to invest in a VPN but they’re not that fast and I don’t really need 120+ severs around the world, so thought hosting my own would be a nice idea. It’s less than half the price as well.
I own a few Oracle Cloud VMs and unfortunately, their ISP happens to be airtel and there’s a bunch of stuff blocked there as well. DigitalOcean seems to have good speeds but will I face the same problem there? Are there any other providers that I can try? Azure and GCP have no free bandwidth tier and kinda expensive for networking.
Or do I just give up and buy a proper VPN?